April Featured Athlete: Shan Smith

1. How did you find out about Crossfit? Through Taylor Richards-Lindsay, a friend of mine and previous trainer at CVSC.   2. What is your favorite Crossfit exercise or WOD? I love anything with pull-ups and doubles. And used to be burpees before I got pregnant, now those take FOR-EV-ER!   3. How long have […]

Forty Tips to Help You Recover

  For the frequently discussed & often debated subject of Post-Workout Nutrition, here’s a nice list from the Poliquin Group.  It includes The Forty Best Tips To Speed Recovery From Your Workout. Don’t get too caught up in the list of supplements here, but focus on the quality and quantity of the foods you eat ALL DAY. […]

How Exercise Makes Us Happier

Its not always obvious based on the faces of those pushing through a workout at CVSC  but exercise makes you happy, its science. For many that is tied to the community of friends that are made here and the positive physical changes in your body but the very act of exercise releases positive feelings.  In […]

What IS mobility?

What is mobilizing? Often you hear people use the terms ‘mobilize’ and ‘stretching’ interchangeably. But these are two different things, and both important to maintaining good range of motion, recovery and avoiding injury. As Kelly Starrett explains: “Stretching only focuses on lengthening short and tight muscles. Mobilization, on the other hand, is a movement-based integrated […]

The 11th Fitness Domain

“CrossFit is a core strength and conditioning program.We have designed our program to elicit as broad an adaptational response as possible. CrossFit is not a specialized fitness program but a deliberate attempt to optimize physical competence in each of ten recognized fitness domains. They are 1. Cardiovascular and Respiratory endurance 2. Stamina 3. Strength 4. […]

March Featured Athlete: Kristie Smith

1. How did you find out about Crossfit? I found out about CrossFit from my good friend Sannette Webb. Her and her husband had just started and were loving it!   2. What is your favorite Crossfit exercise or WOD? My favorite WOD would be “Kelly.” I’ve always enjoyed the ones that include running. I also […]